Conflicts of Interest Policies

Boston University and Boston Medical Center have several policies relating to potential conflicts of interest of academic officials, faculty, and investigators. The following policies address conflicts of interest affecting different types of activities in which these individuals may be involved at our institutions.

Institutional Policies

Related to research integrity, research oversight, research transactions, technology transfer, and BU non-research transactions:

Boston University Policy on Investigator’s Conflicts of Interest

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Boston Medical Center Policy: Significant Financial Conflicts of Interest in the Conduct of Research

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Boston University Institutional Conflicts of Interest in Research Policy

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Regulations on Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which PHS Funding is Sought and Responsible Prospective Contractors

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Related to continuing medical education and clinical interactions:

Policy for Interactions with Industry by Faculty/Clinicians at the Boston University School of Medicine
Related to external activities and professional commitment:
Boston University Policy on External Compensated Activity


For federal and state COI regulations or reports of professional associations and societies, see COI Federal & State Regulations.